Maputaland Beach Walk

The recipe: Fifteen glorious people and forty glorious kilometres of wide open sandy beaches of the Zululand or Maputaland coast. Years earlier I had hiked a section of the Wild Coast, far to the south. Ten of us were walking; two were guiding – Jabulani and DC walking up and down the dunes ahead andContinue reading “Maputaland Beach Walk”

Tembe Elephant Park

Yes, said TomTom, he’d join us! YAY! So we head back to Tembe Ele Park after nine years. It rained and the sun shone and we had grey skies and then it rained hard. We ate well, drank a bit, got wet and had a lot of fun. Jess had a little wobbly when thisContinue reading “Tembe Elephant Park”

Softie

I’m off on a four-day weekend to Ndumo, abandoning the kids. Charles and Barbara Mason have very kindly invited me on their regular annual trip. Leaving for school today, Tom spots we’re alone, no-one in earshot. Gives me a big hug, leans his head against my chest, “I’m going to miss you Daddy. Don’t getContinue reading “Softie”